Oh wow.. Types of noisy breathing include stertor (low-pitched), stridor and wheezing (high-pitched). how about when shes cold? When your baby is wheezing, they might take tiny breaths accompanied by a whistling sound. Periodic breathing usually happens in the deepest of sleep which is why you don’t see them doing it during naps. rapid breathing ever? Its scary to hear because it sounds like she's choking on aspirated food. reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts. I have had this sudden gasping for air for about 2 years and it occurred spontaneously not in relation to any illness that I'm aware of. it's not just you! He was breathing fine, but kept sucking in air very loudly. My baby makes odd noises when she sleeps. Sometimes he’s in the middle … He may be doing this just like when he fake coughs, but it scares me when he breathes like this. Am happy you shared, it helps knowing its a common thing. We strive to provide you with a high quality community experience. it seems to happen more when he is stimulated or excited... sometimes i feel like he does it when he's agitated from teething lately. My son is also 5 months and he's always making funny noises. This medical condition is completely harmless, despite its intimidating name. Are you sure you want to delete your comment? Children are entertaining! Bronchiolitis is usually caused by viruses and affects babies between 3 and 6 months of age. My 8 month old has started making this gasping like noise when she's excited. Mine was doing this but stopped luckily. It was scary at first, he gasps and kind of wheezes. Mine used to do this when I gave him a bath - too stinking cute! Because of a baby’s small airways, many things can cause them … Hope it helps some of you out there that may have experienced the same noises that once made me nervous. Her breathing seems pretty normal all the time. Noisy breathing is typically caused by a partial blockage or narrowing at some point in the airways. She isn't showing signs of distress because she can't breathe. Dr. Lewis explains, “The baby breathes slowly, pauses for a few seconds, and inhales air. In fact many new parents worry and visit their GP, only to be told that their baby's chest sounds clear. DestinedtobeDomestic member. And I was SECONDS from calling the hospital. 5 month old making gasping noise: anyone else have this?! Babies will sometimes have irregular breathing patterns because their lungs and airways are still immature and basically still learning how to function. Unlike agonal breathing, it's just one breath and then I return to normal breathing. Thinking I'm going to take her to the doctor tomorrow. Our 6.5 month old has learned how to fake cough lol recently he’s been making different “breathing noises” where it sounds like he’s gasping for air (like when something goes down the wrong way), but his breathing is fine. I'm not sure if its just her experimenting with different sounds or something more serious. What happens in this medical condition is that your baby’s voice box above the vocal cords get softer and thus causes the noisy breathing, which sounds like they are gasping for air. It's freaking me out. Please whitelist our site to get all the best deals and offers from our partners. Selles de votre bébé : normales ou pas? It is just a noise she has learnt and think it is good making it, probs because they get attention for doing it lol x ... doing it lol x. And it sounds like she’s gasping for air . My little one has always done this. 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